Former long distance runner and Olympian Craig Mottram, triathlete and coach Mitchell Kibby, Olympian and distance runner Madeline Hills, run coach Paul Mackinnon and Luke Bell come together to discuss aspects of performance running, particularly around loading and volume work.
Craig Mottram is a four-time Olympian, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medalist and holds several, local, state national and international records in running. Craig is a current run coach and a Triathlon Australia Accredited Coach and together with his wife, Krystine, run elite wellbeing which focuses on nurturing the wellbeing needs of athletes.
Mitchell Kibby was introduced to triathlon for the first time after living in Noosa. He qualified for his professional license in 2011 winning the Australian OD Championships in Mooloolaba and continues to compete in triathlon events around the world.
Mitchell has combined his own training experiences with the wisdom of his mentors to consolidate his coaching philosophy. Over the past five years, Mitchell has been the Head Triathlon Coach at Haileybury College and has become one of Australia’s best performance coaches.
Madeline Hills (née Heiner) is an Australian distance runner, two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative. Madeline became the second-fastest Australian in the steeplechase, third fastest in the 3000m and sixth-fastest over the 5000m. Outside of training, Madeline is a run coach and works as a pharmacist.
Paul Mackinnon (known as The Balanced Runner) has been a semi-professional hockey player for the past 15 years playing in Australia and Europe. This experience has allowed him access to high-performance programs, athletes and coaches from around the world.
The Balanced Runner philosophy, which was primarily developed by Lex Anderson and further refined by Paul, focuses on key cues and small changes to technique over time to get you running faster while using less energy. Paul regularly travels to conduct sessions as well as running virtual sessions to help anyone anywhere improving their running technique.